Mobile Sources Emissions Reductions Grant

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Update September 9, 2020

The NCDEQ Division of Air Quality is extending the due date for applications for the FY2019/2020 Diesel Emissions Reduction Act Grant Request for Proposal to 11:59 pm eastern time October 30, 2020.  All applications must be completed through the DAQ Grant Management System and you MUST use Internet Explorer as your web browser to create and submit an application.

In order to access the system, you must complete the following by going to our website in the following order: 

  1. Create an NCID
  2. Complete and submit the DAQ DERA Access Authorization Form 
  3. Complete and submit the NC State Tax Form 

Forms must be emailed to for processing.  It is critical that ALL of these steps be followed and that all addresses and organization names match between each form.  This will ensure that the process of granting access goes smoothly.

2019/2020 Diesel Emissions Reduction Grants

The NC Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ), Division of Air Quality (DAQ) is looking for proposals for projects that will reduce diesel emissions through the Mobile Source Diesel Emissions Reduction Grants (DERA) program.  DAQ has approximately $616,835 to distribute statewide through this grant proposal process.  The grants can cover a wide range of projects repowering on-road and non-road equipment with cleaner-burning engines, converting vehicles to run on alternative fuels, and expanding biodiesel storage and distribution equipment.  The guidance document which provides details on eligible projects and the selection and award process is included in the Associated Files Section below.

Any private or public sector entity or individual stationed in North Carolina is eligible.  A question and answer session occured on Friday, August 21, 2020, a link to the presentation is provided in the Associated Files Section below.

Applications must be received through the DAQ Grant Management System by Friday, October 30, 2020 no later than 11:59 pm Eastern Time to be considered.

Receive Grant Notifications

Send an e-mail request to to receive notification of future grants with the following information: Enter "Grant Notification" in the subject line and include name, telephone number, affiliation and e-mail address or addresses to which you want the notification sent.